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Well, kind of a cycle question. My salinity appears to be at about 1.020. It’s not GREAT but I can obviously raise it easily since there are no fish or anything. The only thing I have added is my ammonium chloride and live bacteria. I’m wondering if I can just slowly add salt directly to the tank, since I only have live bacteria. No filter socks or anything right now since I’m on the first day of cycling. So- can I add a bit of salt every 30 minutes to raise salinity?
 
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With no live stocks, you can add salt directly in the tank.

FYI, according to Dr. Tim Hovanec ( the creator/owner of Dr. Tim Aquatics), low salinity (1.018-1.020) allows nitrifying bacteria to grow faster. And that's what he recommends for fishless tank cycling.
 
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With no live stocks, you can add salt directly in the tank.

FYI, according to Dr. Tim Hovanec ( the creator/owner of Dr. Tim Aquatics), low salinity (1.018-1.020) allows nitrifying bacteria to grow faster. And that's what he recommends for fishless tank cycling.
Oh, really?
 
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With no live stocks, you can add salt directly in the tank.

FYI, according to Dr. Tim Hovanec ( the creator/owner of Dr. Tim Aquatics), low salinity (1.018-1.020) allows nitrifying bacteria to grow faster. And that's what he recommends for fishless tank cycling.
Sweet!!!!! Thanks!
 
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